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A fascinating read for the weekend. The photography! A full-color 2021 Report from The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations detailing the impact that disasters and crises had on global agriculture and food security ... ...
It states that Agriculture (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture) absorbed 26% of the overall impact caused by medium to large scale disasters between 2008 and 2018 in the least developed and low/middle income countries, and states:
"Agriculture underpins the livelihoods of over 2.5 billion people worldwide. Given the sector’s innate interactions with the environment, its direct reliance on natural resources for production, and its significance for national socio-economic development, urgent and ambitious action is needed to build more resilient
agricultural systems." (page 19)
"Hazardous events need not devolve into full-blown disasters; risks need not become insurmountable. Disaster risk can be reduced and managed." (page 22)
"Agriculture absorbs a disproportionate share of disaster impacts, many of which are borne directly by smallholders, whose activities underpin national economies and help feed the planet. Establishing a more holistic and ambitious disaster-resilience framework for agriculture is therefore a cornerstone for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life." (page 26)
This is why helping Haitians to rebuild their watershed matters to us.